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Unformatted text preview: lassroom is designated as a conflict resolution area.
Teachers might also assign a time when this space is available, and
a time limit for how long students may use this space. Other conflict resolution approaches employ peer mediators to guide and
facilitate conflict resolution session (Chittooran, 2000; Peterson & Skiba, 2001:
Schrumpf, Crawford, & Usadel, 1996). Peer mediation approaches to conflict
resolution can be especially effective for peer relationship type issues that arise
from misunderstandings, jealousies, or the ending of friendships (Wolfgang,
1999). In the peer mediation program described by Schrumpf, Crawford, and
Bodine (1997), a cadre of peer mediators is trained to act as third parties in a
negotiation between other peers. The goal is to find a solution to a problem that
meets the needs of all parties involved, and the negotiation occurs through the
• First, the involved parties commit to mediation and to following the
ground rules established by th...
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